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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

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Famous as :

Supermodel, TV personality

Birth Name :

Tyra Lynne Banks

Birth Date :

December 04, 1973

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Claim to fame :

As host / herself in reality TV show "America's Next Top Model" (2003)

Biography


The existence of notable African-American supermodel could hardly be discerned, yet Tyra Banks has proven herself to earn the title properly alongside Naomi Campbell. Pursuing modeling career at a young age, she built up her own way with determination and persistence, striving to be the world's prominent supermodel of the 90s. In spite of living in glamorous world, she remains as a genuine person who possesses inner beauty within her so that Jim Paratore, president of Television Productions gave his honor and adoration. "Tyra really emerged as a role model for the next generation of young women," He praised, "She has a feel for this generation of women."

Born on December 4, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, Tyra Lynne Banks used to be a tall skinny awkward little girl who often being teased by her older brother, Devin, and her classmates. Taking decision to fix her emaciated body, she made a successful effort to develop her frame in a better shape. Her attempts to be a model then barely ran smoothly since she was rejected by four modeling agencies, claiming she did not possess photogenic look. However, she kept going on and finally was offered to sign up with Elite agency at age 17 even though it meant that she had to give up continuing her study at Loyola Marymount University.

Latest News


Tyra Banks to Lead Team of Experts in New Daytime Talk Show

May 31, 2014 01:59:01 GMT

has scored her second daytime talk show series following "". Launching next year, the new lifestyle show on Disney-ABC will have the former supermodel as executive producer and host.
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Drake Goes Through His Dating History: Rihanna, Tyra Banks and More

September 21, 2013 03:39:09 GMT

was put on a hot seat by when he dropped by her talk show on Friday, September 20 as part of promo tour for his new album "". The "Ellen DeGeneres Show" host grilled her guest about his dating history.
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Tyra Banks Locks Lips With Bow Wow on BET's '106 and Park'

August 02, 2013 08:08:10 GMT

A guest stint by "" host on BET's "106 & Park" Wednesday episode co-hosted by turned out to be the setting for their second on-screen lip lock. The 39-year-old supermodel and the 26-year-old rapper were reminiscing about a kiss they had back in 2009 on Banks' own talk show, "", when the idea for a reenactment came up.
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Tyra Banks on 'America's Next Top Model' Shake-Up: I Learn a Lot About Rejuvenation

August 25, 2012 04:39:42 GMT

"" returns for its 19th installment with a new creative consultant, a new judge and a new elimination format. Speaking ahead of the new season kick-off, admitted that she was nervous and panicking when she was told to "make some serious changes" to the show.
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Tyra Banks Confirms the Exit of 'America's Next Top Model' Three Longtime Co-Stars

April 20, 2012 09:06:27 GMT

"" is undergoing a big shakeup as it is gearing up to launch its new season next fall. On Thursday, April 19, executive producer/host confirmed that longtime co-stars Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel are leaving the show.
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First Look of Tyra Banks as a Geek on 'Shake It Up'

March 24, 2012 16:34:40 GMT

Supermodel shows off her acting chop again on television, making a cameo as librarian on "". The usually-glamor model is unrecognizable in geeky outfit, oversize glasses and untrained make-up.
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Tyra Banks Strikes a Pose With Her Diploma From Harvard Business School

February 24, 2012 08:57:26 GMT

can now add Ivy League graduate to her resume. The 38-year-old supermodel has graduated from Harvard Business School with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program. Sharing her excitement, she took to her Twitter account to post several pictures from her graduation day.
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Tyra Banks: Don't Chase the Money, Chase the Passion

February 18, 2012 06:26:57 GMT

has opened up about the secret behind her successful career and business. The 38-year-old media mogul, who will graduate from Harvard Business School this month, revealed that being "vulnerable" is okay because "things don't always have to be perfect."
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Tyra Banks Admits to Getting Speeding Tickets Before

September 23, 2011 04:17:58 GMT

was not as lucky as fellow supermodel when it comes to traffic violations. While Gisele got a verbal warning for driving 70 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone recently, Tyra confessed that she has gotten speeding tickets for her previous run-ins with the law.
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Tyra Banks Tries to Have Baby With Boyfriend

April 09, 2011 04:35:42 GMT

TV supermodel has hinted she is trying for a baby with her boyfriend. The catwalk beauty, who was last rumored to be romancing businessman John Utendahl, has confirmed she is in a relationship and the 37-year-old has suggested she is planning to start a family very soon, telling TV presenter , "I definitely want babies."
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Construction of Tyra Banks' New York Home Close to Completion

April 06, 2011 03:43:08 GMT

' luxury New York home is finally "near completion" after six months of delays and complaints from angry neighbors about the ongoing construction work. The supermodel/TV presenter has purchased four apartments in a block situated in Manhattan's fashionable Battery Park City and builders have been busy joining the properties together to make one giant condo.
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Tyra Banks 'Freaked Out' About Living in Dormitory

March 16, 2011 05:08:15 GMT

Supermodel is getting the full college experience while studying business at Harvard University, she's living in a dorm. The "" host, who formed her own production company Bankable Productions years ago, has revealed she has gone back to school in order to sharpen her skills and better prepare herself as a leader of the brand.
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Tyra Banks Releases a Fashion Website

March 11, 2011 07:56:35 GMT

Retired model-turned-brand leader has launched a new website aimed at celebrating the individuality of women. The entrepreneur's TypeF.com site will help style members who sign up by giving them tips and makeover advice based on their own body type.
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Eminem Pictured Shooting 'Space Bound' Video With Porn Star

February 19, 2011 05:02:21 GMT

has chosen "Space Bound" as his next single after "No Love", and he is gearing up to promote it with an accompanying music video. The rapper recently filmed visuals for the Jim Jonsin-produced song with porn star .
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Video: Justin Bieber Named MVP at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

February 19, 2011 04:45:41 GMT

may be too short to be in the NBA league but that doesn't stop him from being the MVP. The 16-year-old joined NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday, February 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, representing the West team which is coached by and managed by .
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David Archuleta Axed by Jive Records: I'm Excited of What the Future Holds

February 19, 2011 04:28:19 GMT

is no longer under the umbrella of Jive Records. The 2008 runner-up of "", who sold almost a million copies of CDs worldwide with his self-titled debut album, is confirmed by Jive spokesperson to have been "released from [their] roster," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Tyra Banks Spoofs Typical Models on 'ANTM'

February 19, 2011 03:57:45 GMT

Promoting the 16th cycle of "", steps up the game by releasing a video where she's typical contestants trying out for the show. She begins with giggly blonde girl who loves Hello Kitty as a designer and would do "anything" to be America's next top model except cut the hair.
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Tyra Banks Revealed Directing Debut at 'ANTM' Semi-Final

November 18, 2010 09:01:04 GMT

is adding to her business empire - she has stepped behind the camera to create a mini-movie. The former supermodel has branched out into business, creating a TV empire with her worldwide hit reality show "" and her own talk show, as well as being an accomplished photographer.
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Tyra Banks Granted Permanent Restraining Order Against 'Mentally Unstable' Fan

October 29, 2010 06:03:40 GMT

Model-turned-TV personality has been granted a permanent restraining order against a fan she alleges has stalked her since 2006. The "" host asked a judge to grant her request for a protection order against Marten Williams, Jr., who she claims is a "mentally unstable celebrity stalker" who has harassed her and members of her family for four years.
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Tyra Banks Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Stalker

October 20, 2010 07:49:41 GMT

Supermodel-turned-TV personality has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who has "targeted and harassed" the star since 2006. The "" host asked a judge to grant her request for a protection order against Marten Williams, Jr., who she claims has stalked her and members of her family for four years.
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Tyra Banks Sued for Inviting Teenage 'Sex Addict' on Talk Show Without Parent's Consent

October 16, 2010 07:02:37 GMT

Supermodel-turned-TV personality has been named in a $3 million lawsuit filed against the producers of her talk show after a teenage "sex addict" appeared on the program without her mother's consent.
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Tyra Banks Apologizes for Controversial New 'Top Model' Ad

August 17, 2010 08:15:32 GMT

Supermodel-turned-TV personality has distanced herself from a controversial trailer advertising the upcoming new series of her hit show "", insisting she never saw the promo before it aired on TV last week.
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How Captain America's Costume Will Look Like

May 29, 2010 06:49:24 GMT

As "" is ready to shoot in no time soon, a costume for the character has been prepared. While Marvel has not revealed the wardrobe, JoBlo claims to have been able to take a look at the superhero's suit and shares the details.
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Teary Tyra Banks Wrapped Talk Show After 5 Years

May 29, 2010 06:41:40 GMT

Five seasons and 810 episodes after, "The Tyra Show" came to an end on Friday, May 28 with teary goodbye from its host . Wearing green dress, Tyra closed the Emmy-winning show with a montage of her years going under disguise as well as her interviews with famous people around the world.
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Tyra Banks Infuriates Neighbors With Construction Work of Her Home

May 18, 2010 03:24:34 GMT

TV talk show host has reportedly upset her neighbors in New York City following ongoing renovations to her home. The "" star has purchased four apartments at the Battery Park City development in Manhattan, with plans to transform the property into one massive home.
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Tyra Banks' First Book Contains 'Magic' and 'Danger'

May 12, 2010 06:41:06 GMT

Supermodel-turned-TV personality is expanding her business portfolio after signing a book deal for a fantasy series aimed at young adults. The "" host has secured a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for the series, entitled "Modelland".
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Leighton Meester, Nicky Hilton and More Give Away Clothes for Cancer Charity

March 26, 2010 06:10:11 GMT

Stars including , David Walliams and have all donated designer clothes to a cancer charity auction. , and have also raided their closets to support the Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, to raise money for Cancer Research U.K.
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'America's Next Top Model' Opens Audition for Cycle 15

February 23, 2010 06:09:07 GMT

Now that The CW has ordered another season of "", begins scouting for candidates whose modeling career she will launch. She announces at Tyra.com that the audition for the 15th cycle has officially been opened for any type of model, be it skinny or plus size. To hinder situation like season 13 audition that ended up in mayhem, the audition is held online.
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Sneak Peek to 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 14

February 05, 2010 07:14:23 GMT

A glimpse of the 14th cycle of "" is shared thought a short promo. The contestants show enthusiasm when seeing host and producer walking in. The teaser also reveals the new judging panel which now consists of Tyra, Nigel Barker, and Andre Leon Talley.
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